company

1965

°NV Goossens
Installation of the 1st tuft machine in Belgium
Tufted bath mats

1968

Tufted fitted carpet

1973

Goossens NV moves to the industrial estate in Zele.

1983

Van der Eecken acquires Goossens NV and names it Cabrita Carpets.

1985

Louis De Poortere takes over Cabrita Carpets.
The company makes car and grass carpets. Originally located in Moeskroen, grass carpet production is relocated to Zele.

1987

Louis De Poortere launches contract carpet tiles. Production is carried out in Germany (contract work).

1989

Initial production of carpet tiles in Zele

1993

Cabrita Carpets goes bankrupt and is acquired by Ostend Stores.

1995

Ostend Stores passes Cabrita Carpets on to ECA Assenede.

1999

ECA Assenede sells Cabrita Carpets to the Domo Group which renames it Domo Zele. Domo Zele produces car and grass carpets but also (contract) carpet tiles. A residential collection is also launched.

2000

Domo Zele transfers the car carpet production to its sister company Besmer (Germany).

2004

Domo Zele becomes Domo Contract Flooring

2005

Domo Contract Flooring moves the grass carpet production to Domo Sint-Niklaas.

2010

On 29 March Domo Contract Flooring changes to modulyss®. The focus is henceforth on the creation and production of carpet tiles for the contract market.

In November, the Domo Group sells its floor covering activities (including modulyss®) and Belgian yarn and fibre activities to the Balta Group.
The Balta Group has in the last fifty years grown into one of the leading floor covering manufacturers in Europe and now has 50 branches.

 

For more information on the Balta Group, go to www.baltagroup.com